Tara Bowie

Rural Oliver cannabis production facility gets go ahead

Rural Oliver cannabis production facility gets go ahead

RDOS directors voted to allow a variance permit for a rural Oliver medical cannabis facility

Rural Oliver cannabis production facility gets go ahead
A thunderstorm Thursday afternoon is suspected as the cause of a small wildfire burning above Cawston in the Barcelo Canyon area. (Submitted)

B.C. Wildfire Service responding to Cawston area fire

A Thursday afternoon thunderstorm is suspected to be the cause of a wildfire near Cawston

A thunderstorm Thursday afternoon is suspected as the cause of a small wildfire burning above Cawston in the Barcelo Canyon area. (Submitted)
RDOS board investigates using Penticton admin building

RDOS board investigates using Penticton admin building

Regional elected officials voted to have new board look at feasibility of a joint admin building

RDOS board investigates using Penticton admin building
Penticton Art Gallery curator Paul Crawford shows off Salvador Dali’s The Last Supper, one of the items available at last year’s art auction.                                Western News file photo

Penticton Art Gallery auction ranges from the iconic to the obscure

The Penticton Art Gallery is holding it’s largest fundraiser of the year June 28.

Penticton Art Gallery curator Paul Crawford shows off Salvador Dali’s The Last Supper, one of the items available at last year’s art auction.                                Western News file photo
Main intersection in Keremeos to be closed early next week

Main intersection in Keremeos to be closed early next week

Soil removal from the site of an old gas station will close a portion of Highway 3 for two day

Main intersection in Keremeos to be closed early next week
Tara Bowie                                All of council has committed to running in the fall election except Jason Wiebe who is “seriously considering.”

Most of Keremeos council looking to be re-elected

Jason Wiebe is the only Keremeos council member who has not yet declared they are running

Tara Bowie                                All of council has committed to running in the fall election except Jason Wiebe who is “seriously considering.”
Reel in the fun this Father’s Day

Reel in the fun this Father’s Day

Lots going on in the South Okanagan and Similkameen for Father’s Day

Reel in the fun this Father’s Day
Best of the South Okanagan 2018

Best of the South Okanagan 2018

Penticton Western News readers voted for their favourites in dozens of categories

Best of the South Okanagan 2018
Crews to start removing sandbags

Crews to start removing sandbags

Removal of sandbags to start next week along Okanagan Lake in Penticton

Crews to start removing sandbags
File photo                                It’s unknown when Highway 3A will return to two lane traffic.

Plan to fix Highway 3A still in the works

Engineers still working out permanent fix for Highway 3A between Keremeos and Penticton

File photo                                It’s unknown when Highway 3A will return to two lane traffic.
Willowbrook holding fun fire department open house

Willowbrook holding fun fire department open house

Help Willowbrook by attending the annual fire department open house

Willowbrook holding fun fire department open house
Lengthy discussion leads to regional district renting office space

Lengthy discussion leads to regional district renting office space

Regional District Okanagan-Similkameen directors talked at length about renting space across alley

Lengthy discussion leads to regional district renting office space
Over $6.7 million has been spent on flood mitigation in the Regional District Okanagan-Similkameen. (Photo courtesy of the RDOS)

Flooding costs continue to rise

Over $6.7 million has been spent on flood mitigation in the Regional District Okanagan-Similkameen

Over $6.7 million has been spent on flood mitigation in the Regional District Okanagan-Similkameen. (Photo courtesy of the RDOS)
File photo                                For the first time the Village of Keremeos will allow mail in ballots in the upcoming municipal election this October.

Voting by mail supported by Keremeos council

Council voted Monday to approve mail voting in the upcoming municipal election

File photo                                For the first time the Village of Keremeos will allow mail in ballots in the upcoming municipal election this October.
Tara Bowie                                Rob Showell, president of the South Similkameen Museum Society, stands in front of the packing house display at the new museum. The museum will open July 1.

Museum moves ahead with July 1 opening

Renovations at the museum in Keremeos are almost complete

Tara Bowie                                Rob Showell, president of the South Similkameen Museum Society, stands in front of the packing house display at the new museum. The museum will open July 1.
Keremeos Volunteer Fire Department members had to extricate two occupants of a van through the hatch after the vehicle left the roadway on Green Mountain Road June 5. (Submitted photo)

Keremeos firefighters extricate two people after single vehicle crash

One airlifted and other seriously injured after crash on Green Mountain Road

Keremeos Volunteer Fire Department members had to extricate two occupants of a van through the hatch after the vehicle left the roadway on Green Mountain Road June 5. (Submitted photo)
RCMP on scene of the Herbal Green Apothecary in Okanagan Falls Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Image credit: Tara Bowie

Breaking: RCMP raid Okanagan Falls dispensary

The Herbal Green Apothecary opened on Main Street in Okanagan Falls was raided Wednesday

RCMP on scene of the Herbal Green Apothecary in Okanagan Falls Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Image credit: Tara Bowie
Pawnshops support curbing crime with digital database

Pawnshops support curbing crime with digital database

At least two pawnshops in Penticton are in support of upgrading to a digital list of items purchased

Pawnshops support curbing crime with digital database
Evacuation orders lifted around Osoyoos Lake

Evacuation orders lifted around Osoyoos Lake

An evacuation order lifted for 15 properties around lake

Evacuation orders lifted around Osoyoos Lake
Evacuation alert lifted for hundreds in Tulameen

Evacuation alert lifted for hundreds in Tulameen

Water levels receding, but some Tulameen properties still on evacuation order

Evacuation alert lifted for hundreds in Tulameen